The Theorists are multi-disciplinary experimentalists rooted in optimism who create in Austin, Texas and beyond.
We are polymaths who believe people matter, places matter, and all we have is each other.
Our name comes from our eldest Theorist,
William Twain Morrow (age 94)
from his insatiable desire to ask, “what if?”
Our year-round TBX [ Toolbox ] Laboratory is a training program that includes weekly classes, workshops, choreographic residencies, and professional development.
Beginning with ourselves, we are agents of change. It is our goal to equip movers with efficient tools under the mentorship of specialized teachers and amplify their creative voice in discourse with the community. We can not evolve alone. We experiment with Fighting Monkey™, Classical Ballet, Gaga, Countertechnique®, Gyrokinesis®, and Feldenkrais® as part of our continuously growing Toolbox.
For more information on our class schedules, fees, and current teaching artists, check out our residencies.
Based in Austin, Theorist collaborators hail from Guatemala, México, Brazil, Columbia, South Korea, across the US, and deep in the heart of Texas. Their research and performances have been shared in NYC, India, Monterrey, México City, Puebla, Phoenix, Guadalajara, DFW, Detroit, Tulsa, Albuquerque, Birmingham, Huntsville, Richmond, and Houston.
The annual Theorist Fest features 50+ multi-disciplinary artists from across the States, México, India, and the Middle East in Austin at the Mexican American Cultural Center.
Art-fiction portrait/exhibition “Batsheva,” is written by Saundra Goldman and produced by Rino Pizzi with the artistic guidance of Deborah Hay. “The Lady of” solo was selected by Nancy Wozny as Arts and Culture’s standouts for the 2014-15 season and “Carry On” received the 2016 choreographic exchange award for the 2017 Detroit Dance City Festival Gala and Dumbo Dance Festival. Excerpts of evening-length works toured Grace Street Theater, The Majestic, Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Moody Performance Hall, Eisemann Center, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Zilker Hillside Theater, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa Ballet Studio K, and the Fort Worth Modern among others.